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Last week’s Valley Cup assembly: Another hot “green and white mess”

Last week’s Valley Cup assembly:  Another hot “green and white mess”

Brandon Alvarado, Staff Humorist
December 3, 2014
Filed under Humor, PV Life

Let’s be perfectly honest: this Valley Cup was a total green and white mess, and I loved every second of it. Let’s break it down. The first activity involved students from each grade eating a donut off of a string, eating a fresh Shop Rite pie, and then popping balloons with your body. I have...

An inside look at tomorrow’s teachers

An inside look at tomorrow’s teachers

Samantha Ulin, Staff Writer
December 2, 2014
Filed under PV Life

Senior year is filled with exciting opportunities to take advantage of classes and internships beyond the core courses. The internship program at our school allows seniors to leave for the afternoon and pursue their interests that could become possible areas of study beyond high school. Some students...

Homecoming slideshow

Homecoming slideshow

November 25, 2014
Filed under PV Life

Photos from the Homecoming football game festivities on Oct. 24. PV's football team has since advanced to defend its North 1, Group 4 title on Sat., Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at MetLife Stadium.

Guys… When it comes to English, some are no Shakespeare

Guys… When it comes to English, some are no Shakespeare

Nicole Zamlout, Staff Writer
November 24, 2014
Filed under PV Life

School. For a lot of kids, it’s stressful and a bit crazy. However, over the years, schools have seen girls get a bit more ambitious when it comes to their education than guys, especially in one area: English class. Way back in 1980, a test was placed and a study was performed on the student...

PV students should have plenty of pride to spread around

PV students should have plenty of pride to spread around

Summer McSpirit, Guest columnist
November 20, 2014
Filed under Opinion, PV Life

(Editor's Note: After she sent a controversial "reply all" to a PV football-related email in mid-October, The Smoke Signal invited Summer McSpirit to write an Op Ed to clarify her stance. Flanagan's piece comes on the heels of Brianna Ruback's much discussed column from Monday, "Are high school sports overemphasized?") “You’re actually my hero, Summer!” ...

Friday Night Drinking: New policies being considered but not imminent

Friday Night Drinking:  New policies being considered but not imminent

Jaimie Smith and Jake Aferiat
November 20, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

Recent drinking related incidents at Friday night football games have reignited discussion over what policy changes should be implemented at Pascack Valley. Currently policies include a four-day suspension, drug testing, meeting with a drug/alcohol counselor, and a two-week suspension of after-school...

PV “lights the candle” with new club

PV “lights the candle” with new club

Jamie Ryu, Staff Writer
November 18, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

When Zak Terzini first thought of bringing Light the Candle to PV, he figured a few kids might be interested. He sent out an email with hopes that there would be a few people who’d respond offering to make a card for one of the ten kids that he’d been given a name for. Much to his surprise, his...

Are High School Sports Overemphasized?

Are High School Sports Overemphasized?

Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer
November 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion, PV Life

(Brianna Ruback's opinions are not necessarily those of the The Smoke Signal or its staff. The Smoke Signal welcomes dissenting opinions via Op Eds or letters to the editor.) Sports. The competition. The thrill. The great anticipation. Here at Pascack Valley, sports arguably get the most amount of hype....

Cover to Cover sets next meeting

Cover to Cover sets next meeting

November 14, 2014
Filed under Arts, PV Life

Cover to Cover, the PV Student Book Club, has set its next meeting for Tuesday, Nov. 25 during lunch in Room 209. The book discussion will center around "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein. Bring a lunch, and dessert will be provided. For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]

Computer club runs coding workshop

Computer club runs coding workshop

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer
November 11, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

For the second year in a row, the Pascack Valley Computer Club will be hosting a programming workshop as part of a worldwide event called Hour of Code. This program teaches students basic coding through tutorials that generally work on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. The Hour of Code event will...

Halloween Slide Show

Halloween Slide Show

November 5, 2014
Filed under PV Life

Enjoy some glimpses of our Halloween fun from last Thursday and Friday.

PV students prepare for trip to Germany

PV students prepare for trip to Germany

Carly Comito, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under News, PV Life

History teacher Ms. Leah Jerome has arranged a unique opportunity for PV students. She, along with business and financial literacy teacher Mr. Matthew Schulien, is taking 15 senior students, some enrolled in her AP World History class and some not, across the world to experience a life-changing...

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